A Day Off

Last Update: August 07, 2010

A Day Off

Let us put awhile away
All the cares of work-a-day,
For a golden time forget,
Task and worry, toil and fret,
Let us take a day to dream
In the meadow by the stream.

We may lie in grasses cool
Fringing a pellucid pool,
We may learn the gay brook-runes
Sung on amber afternoons,
And the keen wind-rhyme that fills
Mossy hollows of the hills.

Where the wild-wood whisper stirs
We may talk with lisping firs,
We may gather honeyed blooms
In the dappled forest glooms,
We may eat of berries red
O'er the emerald upland spread.

We may linger as we will
In the sunset valleys still,
Till the gypsy shadows creep
From the starlit land of sleep,
And the mist of evening gray
Girdles round our pilgrim way.

We may bring to work again
Courage from the tasselled glen,
Bring a strength unfailing won
From the paths of cloud and sun,
And the wholesome zest that springs
From all happy, growing things.

By Lucy Maud Montgomery



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jatdebeaune Premium
Spent yesterday with my family and in nature, which felt like a heavenly retreat with the people I love. A day away is the best vitamin you can take. Thank you for the lovely poem by Lucy Maud Mongomery.
maureenhannan Premium
Oh, I love Lucy Maud Montgomery. (And Anne of Green Gables has always been the storybook character I most identify with.) Thanks for sharing this, Faith. I've never seen this before. I enjoyed my day off just spending time with my kids! Felt good.... Hope your day was grand.
glen122395 Premium
Thanks for sharing this Faith. This is exactly what we did today...took a day off and let all of the cares and stresses behind for that time. Feel energized to go again now.